Gavin Dykes

Programme Director, Education World Forum


Much of Gavin’s work today is devoted to convening international groups to share and learn from each other, and ultimately to cooperate and collaborate. This is true of his roles as Programme Director of the Education World Forum, and of the Asian Summit on Education and Skills. It is also the nature of Education Fast Forward of which he is co-founder, and chair of debates. He also works with organisations such as the OECD to facilitate and chair summits. These events have included in the International Summit on the Teaching Profession, the Global Education Industry Summit and the Skills Summit. In recent years, he has contributed to teaching for the University of Pennsylvania’s Masters in Education Entrepreneurship, and he has consulted with a range of countries to support development of ICT and innovation strategies for education. Gavin is co-author of the book Aspire High: Imagining Tomorrow’s School Today published in 2017 and co-author of the World Bank publication “Building and sustaining national educational technology agencies: Lessons, Models and Case Studies from Around the World” also published

in 2017. He sits on a range of advisory boards in education in start-up companies, established companies, agencies and ministries. His major interests include developing and listening to student voice, encouraging and establishing innovation and improving students’ life chances through education.

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